This is my first posting to WS so be kind. I have been drinking good wine for 20 years but have recently become interested in drinking great wine. I had historically used my mom's Waterford glasses (cut crystal) but recently purchased some Reidel glasses for the larger bowl. I must say that they are better than the the Waterford and I can tell a difference. Tonight I used a brandy snifter because I was moving about the hOuse a lot and was concerned about knocking over a tall glass. I couldn't tell a difference in the taste bit wife said she could tell a difference between the snifter and the Reidel. Is that possible?
My next question has to do with leaded crystal vs glass. I am not concerned about health effects of lead but a friend of mine swears that leaded crystal makes the wine taste better than nonleaded. Is there any truth to this?